Programs at The Commons

Champions

Access feedback and insights from expert mentors with peers at similar stages of business.

Who Should Attend

Those who have been in business for two to five years, know what works but are looking for support to scale or expand

What to Expect

Champions groups meet monthly for 5 mentor-led sessions focused on meeting specific business challenges. Groups are limited to 6-8 participants.

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Month 1:

Mastering Mentorship Relationships & Local Resources
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Month 4:

Advancing Marketing & Branding Goals

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Month 2:

Business Development Confidence

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Month 5:

Meeting the Challenges of Growth & Scale
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Month 3:

Building Sales Confidence

The Commitment

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5 Sessions:

Attend all 5 sessions. More than 2 absences may result in disqualification.

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5 Meetings:

Book and attend 30-minute meetings with the mentors after group session.

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Participate:

Participate actively in facilitated group discussions. Engage guest speakers, challenge your assumptions and talk to potential customers.

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Support:

Support fellow participants in troubleshooting and challenging their assumptions.

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Special Circumstances:

If special circumstances may prevent or limit your attendance, please let us know. We try our best to accommodate needs due to transportation, childcare and “day jobs.”

Meet a Few of Our Mentors

MEET A CHAMPION

Patty Nisbet | Gotta Move Fitness Founder

I joined the Champions program to gain new ideas on how to grow my business but learned so much more. I highly recommend this program to fellow entrepreneurs.

MEET A CHAMPION

Paul Kolhoff | Gardenhouse Software Founder

The Commons on Champa is my go-to for easy access to knowledge and insight for business, technology, product marketing, and anything else that relates to running a startup. This community has given me friends, peers, mentors and mentees. The Struggle is real, but The Commons and opportunities like Champions has been key to overcoming and succeeding.

Program Cost

Four Sessions: $100
Fee assistance available based on financial need. Email Programs@thecommons.co

Program Dates

Champions applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Cohort January-May: 

  • Application Deadline: December 22nd
  • Notification Date: January 5th
  • Session # 1 Mentorship Relationships & Local Resources – January 19
  • Session # 2 Business Development Confidence – February 2
  • Session # 3 Building Sales Confidence – March 2
  • Session # 4 Advancing Marketing & Branding Goals – April 6
  • Session # 5 Meeting the Challenges of Growth & Scale – May 5 

Cohort July-November: 

  • Application Deadline: 
  • Notification Date: 
  • Session # 1 Mentorship Relationships & Local Resources – July 6
  • Session # 2 Business Development Confidence – August 3
  • Session # 3 Building Sales Confidence – September 7
  • Session # 4 Advancing Marketing & Branding Goals – October 12
  • Session # 5 Meeting the Challenges of Growth & Scale – November 2 

Start Your Application

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis!

Get Involved in Champions

Facilitator

Make your mark as Champions Peer Leader.

Mentors

Qualified volunteer mentors lead
2-3 Champions sessions a year.

Sponsor

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